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Area Deaths

Sunday, December 15, 2002

Andrew Crawford

Andrew J. "Jack" Crawford, of Steele, Mo., was the son of the late Andrew and Lula Funderburk Crawford. A veteran of World War II, he served as circuit court clerk for Pemiscot County, was a farmer and cotton gin manager. He served on the Pemiscot County Hospital Board, South Pemiscot School Boar, Pemiscot Farm Bureau and Southern Cotton Ginners Association board.

Survivors include his wife, Norma Williams Crawford; two sons, Andy Crawford of Little Rock, Ark. and Jim Crawford and wife, Linda, of Steele; three grandsons, Drew Crawford of Columbia, Mo., Kyle and Dustin Crawford of Steele.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Montana Whitfield.

Funeral services were 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002, at the John W. German Funeral Home Chapel in Steele with the Rev. John Frame officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery at Steele.

Pallbearers were Kyle, Dustin and Drew Crawford, Brad and Chris Williams and Al Rorie.

Bobby Elliott

Bobby Glenn Elliott, 63, of Imboden, Ark., died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002, at Pocahontas, Ark.

Born May 8, 1939, in Holland, Mo., he was a son of the late Byron Britton and Clara Lonia Ashley Elliott. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Juanita Pyle.

He married Dalton Kerr who survives of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Stephen Elliott of Coloma, Mich. and Byron Elliott of Lansing, Mich.; two daughter, Carla Elliott of San Diego, Calif. and Shelly Baldwin of Watervliet, Mich; one brother, Dewayne Elliott of Benton Harbor, Mich; three sisters, Loraine DePriest of Elkhart, Ind., Sharon Spears of Malden, Mo. and Glenda Elliott of St. Louis; and seven grandchildren.

Visitation is today, Sunday, Dec. 15, in Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel in Malden, from 9 a.m. until time of service at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Roger Fowler officiating.

Burial in Stanfield Cemetery at Clarkton, Mo.

Junior Holifield

Junior Leon Holifield, 61, of Kennett, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2002, at NHC Healthcare in Kennett.

Born June 6, 1941, in Kennett, a son of the late Odis and Audry Louise Gargus Holifield, he was affiliated with the Church of Christ in Kennett.

Survivors include two sisters, Vikki Gipson of Piggott, Ark. and Wanda Holifield of Dupo, Ill.; an aunt, Jean Nixon of Kennett; nieces and nephews, Shawna Stone of Piggott, Derek Tune of Kennett, Jeff Plunkett of Columbia, Ill. and Lee Ann Chartran of Dupo, Ill.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Holifield.

Funeral services were 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, in Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with Spencer Furby officiating.

Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett.

Goldie James

Goldie James, 79, of Gentry, Ark., formerly of Wardell, Mo., died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002, in Gentry.

Arrangements are incomplete with Bradshaw-Osburn Funeral Home of Wardell.

Emma Jones

Emma Lou Jones, 81, of West Memphis, Ark. and formerly of Holcomb, Mo., died Friday, Dec. 13, 2002, at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis.

Born June 14, 1921, in Tyre, Miss., a daughter of the late Lucilla Compton and Hettye Elizabeth Cook McAlister, she was a branch manager of 1st Community Bank in Holcomb. and member of Rosewood United Methodist Church in West Memphis.

On Oct. 27, 1946, in Lepanto, Ark., she married Elmer L. Jones who preceded her in death Sept. 9, 1972.

Survivors include two daughter, Elizabeth Kimmons and husband, Clark, of Marion, Ark. and Brenda Howell and husband, Billy, of West Memphis; three sons, Kenneth Jones and wife, Glenna, of Millington, Tenn., Gil Jones and wife, Laverne, of Campbell, Mo. and Mack Jones and wife, Verna, of Malden, Mo.; three sisters, Mamie Iris Clem of Lepanto, Ark., Iva Dell Crawford, of Quitman, Miss. and Birdie Gladney of Albuquerque, N. Mex; one brother, Compton McAlister of Miss.

Visitation is 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Sunday, Dec. 15, at Landess Funeral Home Chapel in Malden.

Funeral services are 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 16, in Landess Chapel with the Rev. Dwight Chapman officiating.

Burial in Dunklin County Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett.

Memorials may be made to Rosewood United Methodist Church, 2303 E. Barton, West Memphis, Ark. 72301.

Daniel Parker

Daniel Kevin Parker, 32, of Malden, Mo., died Friday, Dec. 13, at Three Rivers Healthcare North in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Arrangements are incomplete with Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden.

Betty Wilson

Betty L. Wilson, 78, of Wardell, Mo., died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.

Born Aug. 23, 1924, at Portageville, Mo., she was a daughter of the late John Henry and Grace Marie Carter Worth.

On Aug. 10, 1940, in Caruthersville, Mo. she married Harold Wilson who preceded her in death July 23, 1972.

Survivors include two daughters, Saundra Kentner of Wardell and Vivian Elaine Melton of St. Louis; a brother, Albert Franklin Worth of Flint, Mich; two sisters, Doris Farris of Wardell and Marillian Grace DeRousse of Portageville; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, John Dewey Worth and a sister, Melba Russell.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. today, Sunday, Dec. 15, at Bradshaw-Osburn Chapel in Wardell with the Rev. Griff Walker officiating.

Burial will be in Wardell Memorial Cemetery in Wardell.

Pallbearers are James and Scott Melton, Harold Kentner, Gregg Phillips, Larry Russell and Ronnie Stewart.